Training and Professional Development Opportunities
The Procurement Bulletin
The Procurement Policy Branch produces the monthly Procurement Bulletin and emails it to registered Commonwealth Officials. The Procurement Bulletin is an electronic magazine that provides information on topical procurement developments, promotes Commonwealth Government procurement employment opportunities, and advertises future procurement events. The Bulletin is an opportunity for Commonwealth officials , who undertake procurement and contract management as the major part of their duties, to keep up to date with developments. To register for the Bulletin, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Framework
Formal training in procurement and contract management can be obtained through a number of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), leading to the awarding of a Vocational Education and Training qualification of the Certificate IV in Government (Procurement and Contracting), the Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting), the Advanced Diploma in Government (Procurement and Contracting) or the Vocational Graduate Certificate in Strategic Procurement.
Details of these courses and the RTOs accredited to offer them can be found at http://training.gov.au/ 
Each level covers the full procurement cycle by integrating aspects of both procurement and contract management into the coursework, reflecting the reality that the procurement process is a continuum that must be considered as a whole when planning any sort of purchasing on the Government’s behalf.
Last updated: 16 September 2014